Darren Nixon is a restless painter who makes a shifting set of constructions with the things he paints. His work asks who and what a piece of art represents as well as looking at the ways in which images and ideas are changed by the media in which they find their expression.
The film is part of Every Picture's series featuring artists currently working in Rogue Artists' Studios in Manchester, UK.
Brain Mountford's paintings are usually conceived almost like flicking through television channels, or surfing web pages. This refers to the way he gathers ideas. Some of these ideas may have wider philosophical connections and some may be deliberately banal - in relation to how he feels at any particular time. He employs intuition and briskly reference books for ideas ranging from the “Voyages of Christopher Columbus” to “Successful Gardening, Colour all Year”.
His work is comedic, melancholic, and at times, uncomfortable.
Documentary, Bloomberg US, Korea / Singapore / UK / US 2016. Produced and directed by Sarah-Tabea Sammel.
"Born in 1955, Ahn Kyuchul [Korean style] is a Korean sculpture and installation artist, writer and teacher. He has taken a different path to the circle of Korean sculptors who mainly work on decorative art and monumental sculptures, preferring instead to work with mundane objects like the hammer, the door, the table [...]. His work explores aims to realise his long and profound examination on life and what contemporary art could be. He is the artist chosen for the 2015 edition of the Hyundai Motor Series at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea’s 10-year long project to support solo exhibitions of distinguished Korean artists with distinctive practices." - Source: Bloomberg bloomberg.com/shows/brilliant-ideas
Crosstown Arts is pleased to present “Blind Navigator,” an exhibition of new individual and collaborative works by New York-based artist Clare Torina and Memphis-based artist Alex Paulus.
At the heart of this exhibition is an acknowledgement of the bewilderment and reformation during creative process. Together, the artists volley to find a metaphor for the act of seeing and being seen while in the throes of malfunction. The blind navigator is the artist, the viewer, and the work itself feeling its way through shadows.